Founded in 1996, Sulaimani Polytechnic University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Sulaimani (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Kurdistan. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Kalar, Chamchamal, Dukan, Darbandikhan. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Kurdistan Regional Government, Sulaimani Polytechnic University (SPU) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Islamic religion. Sulaimani Polytechnic University (SPU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 20 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this Iraqi higher education organization a very selective institution. SPU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.